Japan Princess Missing School for Month for Health Reasons

A granddaughter of Japan's Emperor Akihito is not feeling well and missing school for more than a month. Palace officials said Wednesday the 14-year-old Princess Aiko has been staying home since Sept. 26, after complaining of stomach problems and dizziness ... ( read original story ...)

Philippine leader's gum chewing worries Japan

TOKYO - The outspoken Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte worries his Japanese hosts. Not just his policy toward the U.S. but also his informal style: Will he chew gum in front of the emperor? Duterte arrived in Tokyo on Tuesday for a three-day visit ... ( read original story ...)

Osaka cops: Woman jumps to death after son found with throat slit

OSAKA (TR) – Osaka Prefectural Police on Monday watched a 55-year-old woman leap to her death after finding the body of her teenage son with his throat slit at an apartment building in Nishiyodogawa Ward, reports TBS News (Oct. 25). At approximately 3:40 ... ( read original story ...)

Tokyo festival produces heartwarming trilogy of Asian films

TOKYO -- Cannes-winning Brillante Mendoza is among the three directors tapped by the Tokyo International Film Festival to create "Reflections," a trilogy that depicts the intertwining of stories among Asian nations. Be it a Filipino worker in Japan or a ... ( read original story ...)

Asia shares gain as Japan trade data better than forecast

TOKYO -- Asian markets mostly rose Monday as Japan reported its trade balance swung to a surplus in September and strong Japanese manufacturing data from a purchasing manager's survey also suggested signs of improved activity in the world's third biggest ... ( read original story ...)